Restaurant Design Associates (RDA) has appointed John Fitzgibbon as senior consultant, a move which is aimed at strengthening the Hebburn-based kitchen design house’s sales team, due to continued growth across its national client base.
Fitzgibbon brings over 30 years’ experience of the catering design industry to the role, during which time he has held senior positions UK wide within a range of companies including Gardner Merchant and Lockhart Catering Equipment.
He has also worked as a freelance consultant, helping several catering design companies to grow their business.
Fitzgibbon has built up an extensive portfolio over the years, particularly in the education and healthcare sectors, and has completed several major NHS and university projects as well as for diverse independents.
He said: “I first met and worked with MD Roy Addyman 21 years ago and I am delighted to be working with him again.
“The design capabilities, quality and workmanship RDA provide are second to none. That, coupled with the strong team of industry experts it has on board and the family feel to the business, is what initially attracted me to the role. I am looking forward to a successful new venture which I am confident will help RDA continue to grow.”
Fitzgibbon is the third appointment the company has made to its sales and marketing team in less than 12 months due to increased business across a range of sectors including garden centres, business and industry and the high street.